Mexican Mondays - Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas
Happy Monday to you! I've got a quick, simple recipe for you today in this continuing series for Mexican Mondays. Thank you to those that have let me know you're enjoying the recipes and don't worry, I've got a huge list of things to cover in the months ahead. You read that right, months. Today I'm going to share my go to way to fix quick steak fajitas. There's no complexity involved. Just quickly dice your vegetables, slice up some steak, and season simply. You should be able to have this on the table in thirty minutes or less. Serve with some rice and beans and you have a great midweek meal.
Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas
1/2 pound of tenderized cube steak
1 medium onion sliced
1/2 green bell pepper sliced
1/2 yellow or red bell pepper sliced (feel free to use 1 whole green pepper, I know the red and yellow sometimes are a little pricey.)
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic minced
3 to 4 tablespoons of my Taco Seasoning Blend or your favorite Mexican seasoning blend
2 to 3 tablespoons of olive or canola oil
Garnishes of your choice - sour cream, avocado, salsa, guacamole, etc.
Warm flour or corn tortillas
Take the cube steak and slice against the grain. This will make sure to take advantage of the tenderness of the cube steak. I normally slice my steak fairly thin, probably about 3/8" thick or just shy of 1/2".
In a large saute pan heat a couple of tablespoons of oil and saute your steak until it is brown seasoning with some of the seasoning blend and the minced garlic.
Once cooked through, remove from the pan. To the hot pan add the onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms and cook until the vegetables are fork tender seasoning with the remainder of the seasoning blend. The vegetables I listed above are just a starting point, feel free to add whatever vegetables you like such as fresh tomatoes or zucchini. And a quick tip, if you feel like the pan is a little dry and you're worried the vegetables are going to stick add a few tablespoons of water. This will give you a little extra cooking liquid without adding extra fat or making the vegetables greasy.
Once the vegetables are cooked through, add the steak back to the pan and cook a few minutes more to get everything heated through and hot!
And that's it! This is a very simple version so feel free to change, adapt, and make it your own. Serve on warm tortillas with your chopping of choice. The night I made these I was tired and didn't really feel like pulling out all the stops. I served them with a dollop of sour cream and called it a night. Hope you enjoy!